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Wild West, Cowboys and Buffalos

Operated by: Trafalgar

9 Days from $3,095 per person
MAY - SEP 2022
Girl with cowboy and stagecoaches, USA

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United States ...more United States

Locations Visited

Salt Lake City, Jackson (WY), Rapid City, Denver ...more Salt Lake City, Jackson (WY), Rapid City, Denver
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  1. Day 1 Start Your Travels In Salt Lake City

    Saddle up for a Wild West family adventure starting with a relaxing afternoon together in Salt Lake City before meeting your travel buckeroos for a rootin’ tootin’ evening Kick-off Party with your Travel Director.

    meals Kickoff Party
    hotel Little America Flagstaff
  2. Day 2 Adventure On The Oregon Trail

    Put on your cowboy hats, pull up your boots and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime. Experience the rich history and culture of the world’s most humble vegetable – the potato! Visitors to the Idaho Potato Museum will learn about the many facets of the potato industry from planting and irrigation to harvesting and processing. There’s no place better to showcase potatoes than in “The Potato Capital of the World,” Blackfoot, Idaho! Followed by a potato-themed lunch including potato ice cream! Walk through the town's famous landmark arch of tangled elk antlers and step back in time as you explore the Town Square with its Western boardwalks, craft boutiques and ice cream shops-all surrounded by the majestic Rockies. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant in town.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch, Regional Dinner
    hotel Modern Mountain Motel
  3. Day 3 Enjoy Blue Skies On A Western Homestead

    Family fun awaits every day of this trip and today is no exception. If the season is right, today is your chance to get out on the water for some adventures. Rise early to float down the Snake River on an optional^, scenic wilderness float trip. It’s the most relaxing way to experience the river as you learn about the history, geology, and wildlife from an expert. guide. Later, discover dramatic shimmering peaks of the Teton range rising above alpine forests and lakes in iconic Grand Teton National Park. Travel onward to your Stays With Stories overnight nestled in the mountains of the Bridger-Teton National Forest at Togwotee Mountain Lodge. Built in 1923 and once a Native American trading spot, you’ll feast on a classic Western dinner before cozying up in their log-cabin style rooms before another big day in the fresh mountain air.

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
    hotel Huntley Lodge
  4. Day 4 Roam The Wyoming Wilderness

    This morning is your choice: Choose to tie up those hiking boots and embark on a nature hike with an experienced local guide trained in Wildlife Awareness to ensure peace of mind when you are exploring wildflowers, roaring streams, and distant snowclad peaks. Or choose to hop on a chairlift to get to our featured venue where the group will hone in on their archery skills with Lone Peak as your backdrop. Tonight, we stay inside the UNESCO-listed Yellowstone National Park, where, from western-themed furnishings to massive stone fireplaces to a national historic landmark, each lodge has its own unique setting and atmosphere. You’ll not only stay conveniently right in the park but feel good about your visit knowing that all Yellowstone National Park Lodges are stewards of the park, keeping a focus on preserving it for future generations.

    meals Breakfast, Lunch
    hotel National Park Lodges
  5. Day 5 Enjoy Wonderous Yellowstone National Park

    Enjoy Wonderous Yellowstone National Park Discover Yellowstone's astounding wonders—the thundering Yellowstone Falls, brilliantly colored hot springs, bubbling mud pools and hissing steam vents. The highlight is a visit to Old Faithful, which has been spouting steam water regularly for thousands of years. Do you know how to locate a bear or tell what it's been eating? Enjoy a stroll around the boardwalks of Yellowstone and learn the answer, plus even more cool facts about the park's abundance of wildlife. In the late afternoon grab the saddles and hitch up the wagon for an evening you won’t soon forget (seasonality applies). Enjoy some real cowboy grub at the Old West Dinner Cookout including real western beef steaks cooked to order and all the fixings and dessert. Since the cookout begins at dusk, this can be a perfect time to watch wildlife in the Roosevelt area!

    meals Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day 6 Immerse Into The Culture Of The Old West

    Tip your Stetson to “Buffalo Bill” in his hometown of Cody and get a glimpse into the Spirit of the American West at the Buffalo Bill Center of the West. Delve into culture of the cowboy, the role of the firearm in the early days and the culture and art of the Indigenous Peoples of the Great Plains.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Ramada Plaza by Wyndham Sheridan
  7. Day 7 Venture Into Rapid City

    After a hearty breakfast, your journey continues on to South Dakota and the Crazy Horse Memorial. Gaze at the towering tribute to legendary Lakota leader Crazy Horse being carved into the mountain and learn how your visit helps to preserve the culture of his people. The evening is yours to explore in Rapid City. Or consider an optional trip to the Mount Rushmore Lighting Ceremony, a chance to see one of America's most famous landmarks from a different perspective.

    meals Breakfast
    hotel Alex Johnson
  8. Day 8 Encounter The Traditions Of Black Hills

    Today, head for the famous Black Hills of South Dakota to view the giant faces of former American presidents etched in the stone cliffs of Mount Rushmore. This evening, join your fellow adventurers at a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and Farewell Dinner featuring your guide Stephen Yellowhawk (or another tribe member).

    meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
  9. Day 9 Depart Denver

    Travel to Denver, where you can extend your stay or transfer to Denver International Airport for your flight home.

    meals Breakfast
Wild West Cowboys and Buffalos - End Denver
Price Includes

Dining Highlights

  • 1 Farewell Dinner
  • 1 Kickoff Party
  • 1 Regional Dinner
  • 2 Dinners
  • 2 Lunches
  • 8 Breakfasts

First class travel Highlights

  • All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
  • All porterage and restaurant gratuities
  • All transport and transfers shown
  • An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
  • Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
  • Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
  • Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
  • Optional Experiences and free time

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Visit the Oregon Trail Center in Montpelier, Jackson, Grand Teton National Park, Yellowstone National Park, Cody, the Black Hills, Crazy Horse Memorial, Mount Rushmore
  • MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience Meet Stephen Yellowhawk and discover the history of his tribe during a festive evening of dance and song.
  • Stays With Stories Built in 1923 and once a Native American trading spot nestled in the mountains of the Bridger-Teton National Forest.

Dates & Prices

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Optional Add-Ons

Optional Experiences are subject to change. Your Travel Director will supply you with a final list of Optional Experiences available on your trip. Optional Experiences cannot be booked online; they can be purchased during your trip through your Travel Director.

Jackson

Available on Day 3

Snake River Float Trip through Grand Teton National Park

This gentle 10-mile float trip runs entirely within Grand Teton National Park, and covers the most scenic stretch of the Snake River in the Jackson Hole Valley. The Snake River is a lifeline to the park’s bison, elk, moose, beaver, pronghorn, deer, bear and 300 different species of birds, including osprey and eagles. Your experienced guide offers in-depth information on the geology of the Grand Tetons and the habitats of the animals you may see. Although we can’t guarantee multiple animal sightings, your chances of spotting wildlife on the Snake River – with its lush willows to feed on and deep-water pools for animals to swim in – are greater here than anywhere else in the park. Operates late May – mid-Sep, subject to weather conditions.
Adult Price: $87

Rapid City

Available on Day 7

Mount Rushmore Evening Lighting Ceremony

"Join a park ranger at Mount Rushmore’s outdoor amphitheater for this moving patriotic program and sculpture lighting ceremony. The program begins with a short inspirational talk, focusing on the presidents, patriotism and the nation’s history, and is followed by a 20-minute film, “Freedom: America’s Lasting Legacy.” Watch in wonder as the evening culminates in the slow exposure of light to the monument until it is fully illuminated. Be sure to bundle up as the evenings can be cool.  Operates seasonally, starting at 9 p.m. "
Adult Price: $26

Custer

Available on Day 8

Buffalo Safari

Custer State Park is known for its beauty and serenity, but it is also a wildlife reserve that is home to a famous herd of 1,500 free-roaming bison plus elk, mule deer, white-tailed deer, mountain goats, bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, mountain lions and feral burros. On this 90-minute scenic tour of the backcountry, you’ll get up close and personal with herds of buffalo and other species as your jeep driver and guide offer historical and educational information about the park and wildlife. Start with a guided off-road buffalo safari jeep tour through the park in search of pronghorns, elk, and the noble buffalo. Along the way, guides will share historical and educational facts about the park and wildlife—and help you spot the animals.
Adult Price: $60

Reviews
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Vacation
Independent Reviews
William White Jr
Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Service
Travel specialist was extremely helpful in trip changes due to the pandemic. Originally scheduled an overseas trip in 2020 but it was canceled due to Covid. Waited until after vaccination to schedule a domestic trip that toured area my wife and I had never visited.
Vacation
Thoroughly enjoyed the portion of the trip that we took, unfortunately had to leave in the middle of the trip due to a death in the family. The tour director and wellness coordinator were indispensable in coordinating our smooth departure so we could attend to our family emergency.
Response from Grand European Travel:
All of us at GET wish to express our condolences for your loss. We know it was a stressful time and are glad to see that our team was able to help make arrangements to get you home quickly to be with your family.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Trusted Customer
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Service
Service was great. Everything went as scheduled.
Vacation
Lots of fun experiences were included. Loved the covered wagon rides, the rafting and many delicious meals and entertainment.
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